Interfacial electronic structures of WO3-based intermediate connectors in tandem organic light-emitting diodes

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Author(s)

  • Qin-Ye Bao
  • Jin-Peng Yang
  • Jian-Xin Tang
  • Yanqing Li
  • Shuit-Tong Lee

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1578-1583
Journal / PublicationOrganic Electronics: physics, materials, applications
Volume11
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

Abstract

Interfacial electronic structures of WO3-based intermediate connectors used in tandem organic light-emitting diodes were studied with photoemission spectroscopy. Important factors controlling their functional effectiveness for charge carrier generation and injection were analyzed. By systematically characterizing the electronic properties and chemical structures for various intermediate connectors, it is identified that the WO3 interlayer is capable of pronouncedly modifying the energy level alignment of the intermediate connectors and thereby the adjacent emission units. Substantial interface dipole and energy level bending caused by the oxide connector are shown to be beneficial to carrier injection into the suitable molecular energy levels of adjoining emission units. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Energy level alignment, Intermediate connector, Tandem OLED, WO3

Citation Format(s)

Interfacial electronic structures of WO3-based intermediate connectors in tandem organic light-emitting diodes. / Bao, Qin-Ye; Yang, Jin-Peng; Tang, Jian-Xin; Li, Yanqing; Lee, Chun-Sing; Lee, Shuit-Tong.

In: Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications, Vol. 11, No. 9, 09.2010, p. 1578-1583.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review